All Natural Margarita & Tex Mex Chicken Patties

Cinco de Mayo comes at the perfect time of year. Spring is out in force and after months of All Natural Margarita Deprivation, who doesn’t want to celebrate. Pitcher on the patio anyone? 

All Natural Margarita

All Natural Margarita

I used to make Margaritas from bottled mixers bought at the liquor store. Then I read the label—how many unpronounceable chemical names can you add–not to mention the high fructose corn syrup? Last year I converted a frozen peach all natural margarita but I still hadn’t pulled together a traditional margarita on the rocks. That has always been my favorite (even if you can’t count it as a serving of fruit like my peach version).  

Chicken Pattie with All Natural Margarita

Chicken Pattie with All Natural Margarita

This margarita was made with a little change from tradition, courtesy of the Cookies and Kate blog. Here I got the idea of using OJ instead of Conintreau.  I also liked the fact that this increased the volume of the drink in a healthy way–I’ve always been a fan of BIG margaritas.

And now I can count it as a half serving of fruit… 

Preparing Chicken Patties

Preparing Chicken Patties

This year, Gold ‘n Plump Chicken put this celebration over the top by sending me a new product, Tex Mex Chicken Patties. I had tried some of their other really delicious chicken patties last year (five recipes!) and knew they are big on local, antibiotic free chickens, so I was really excited. The package arrived this morning–can’t beat that timing!  (For more information on products, visit the Gold’n Plump website and social media channels of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.)

Gold n Plump Tex Mex Chicken Patties

Gold n Plump Tex Mex Chicken Patties

The marketing rep mentioned she likes them rolled up in a tortilla (with add-ons like guacamole), which sounded delicious to me. In the mood for a lazy day, however, I simply served them straight as a burger—topped with sliced avocado and home canned salsa. The patties had a great tex mex flavor even without the topping and make a perfect simple, delicious dinner! tex-mex-chicken-patty

Dinner was a big hit with the family (our daughter got a virgin peach margarita) even though rain kept us indoors (May showers bring June flowers?).  Can’t beat a great fun dinner that takes only, hmm, 5 or 10 minutes of work.

Happy Cinco de Mayo. 

All Natural Margarita
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187 calories
16 g
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1 g
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461 g
22 g
6 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
461g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 22mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
60%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 oz tequila
  2. 2 oz lime juice
  3. 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  4. a few drops of liquid stevia or other sweetener to taste (see notes)
  5. ice
  6. lime wedge for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except ice.
  2. Adjust sweetness to taste.
  3. Add ice and serve with a lime wedge
Notes
  1. I have seen recipes using from 1 t to 2 T agave to sweeten. Since agave is high in fructose, I tend to avoid it.
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8 thoughts on “All Natural Margarita & Tex Mex Chicken Patties

    1. Inger Post author

      Sometimes I think it’s just habit that causes us not to eat as healthy. Blogging does make you shake up the old routine, doesn’t it Grace!

  1. Tammy

    I think I’d like your natural margarita. When I go to a party, the margaritas always look so good but I’m always disappointed and I believe it is those bottled mixes.

    1. Inger Post author

      What I liked about this was that it tasted a lot like the margaritas I’m used to–but without the artificial aftertaste…

    1. Inger Post author

      I haven’t been disappointed in a Gold ‘n Plump chicken sausage or pattie yet! (I keep saying I shouldn’t get time crunched but…)

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